Archive for January, 2015

Will No One Blow the Trumpet?

Will No One Blow the Trumpet?

America was once known as “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. Today, we are neither. Oh for the good old days when men were brave and America was free. Has there ever been a time in American history when moral leadership was so lacking?

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Earth (NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring)

Who Owns the Land

What we are witnessing is a war of worldviews. On the one hand we have the Biblical worldview, recognizing that God has authority over human government. On the other side of the worldview war is the atheist, humanist, progressive who claims they are the source of law, they are the elite who essentially are gods.

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The President Undercuts Stay-at-Home Parents

The President Undercuts Stay-at-Home Parents

What do we want our homes to be like? Is it good for our parenting years to be consumed with work and kids to the exclusion of much of our leisure and to the detriment of our recommended sleep? Are we writing off the effect of having a parent “always around” when our children are growing up (especially in their earliest years)? And what does outsourcing our parenting for 6-10 hours per day do to our ability to raise them as we see fit from a religious and cultural perspective?

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Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance

The nones are in no way novel or unique in their rebellion. These nones merely reflect our natural propensity and complete denial of greater spiritual realities. For them, and a growing majority of secular society, to even promote the idea that we are sinners is considered “hate speech.” The foundational doctrine of original sin has become just another casualty of our religiously intolerant “progressive culture.”

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Jan. 29 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Jan. 29 South Dakota Legislative Billwatch

Among some of the important legislation being considered in the South Dakota Legislature today, there is SB 82 which would undermine marriage and family through domestic violence law, HCR 1003 which calls for the abolition of the unconstitutional US Dept of Education, HCR 1005 to limit regulation, and SCR 4 which seeks to impose an internet sales tax on the people of South Dakota.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Hospital Ignored Medicare Ruling

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Hospital Ignored Medicare Ruling

On January 28, 2015, I wrote a letter to a hospital to stop its attempt to collect $120.40 from a senior citizen client. I can show you the body of the letter without disclosing the details. Here is the body of the letter that I wrote to the hospital.

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Free Tax Preparation Now Available to Seniors, Low Income

Free Tax Preparation Now Available to Seniors, Low Income

From Jan. 28 through April 15, AARP will offer free tax preparation at nine Black Hills area locations through the AARP and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs. The programs are geared to senior citizens and low- to moderate-income families but there are no age or income requirements.

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Washington at Constitutional Convention of 1787, signing of U.S. Constitution.

SD House Panel Votes to Limit Article V Delegate Authority

The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee considered HB 1069 which seeks to limit the authority of delegates to an Article V convention to amend the U.S. Constitution, voting 9-3 in favor of advancing the bill to the full House.

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Taxes and Fees: A Rose By Any Other Name…

Taxes and Fees: A Rose By Any Other Name…

The South Dakota House voted today in favor of HCR 1001 which seeks to make a distinction between a tax and a fee. The bill says a tax is “a compulsory financial contribution levied by a government for the general support of the government and the services it provides,” while a fee is “a charge levied by a government on specific persons, activities, or properties as payment for a direct benefit received.”

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U.S. Dept of Education (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Eight SD ‘Republicans’ Vote to Maintain US Dept of Education

The South Dakota House voted today on HCR 1003 calling on the president and congress to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. The resolution passed 48-20. The U.S. Department of Education was created by President Jimmy Carter to pay back his teacher’s union supporters. How many “Republicans” voted to keep the Department of Education?

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